Mutagens in cooked meat ticket to pancreatic cancer

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18086772

Meat and meat-mutagen intake and pancreatic cancer risk in

the NIH-AARP cohort.

Meat intake, particularly red meat, has been positively associated with pancreatic cancer in some epidemiologic studies. Detailed meat-cooking methods and related mutagens formed in meat cooked at high temperatures have not been evaluated prospectively as risk factors for this malignancy. We investigated the association between meat, meat-cooking methods,

These findings support the hypothesis that meat intake, particularly meat cooked at high temperatures and associated mutagens, may play a role in pancreatic cancer development.

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